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Ecclesiastical Empire

Ecclesiastical Empire

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ECCLESIASTICAL EMPIRE
"Those who know what Rome has once been,are best able to appreciate what she is."-- Hallam.Alonzo Trevier JonesREVIEW AND HERALD PUBLISHING CO.Battle Creek, Mich.Entered according to Act of Congress, in the year 1901, byAlonzo Trevier Jones,In the office of the Librarian of Congress, at Washington.ToThe common Peoplewho heard our common Master gladly, andwhose silent, practical experience "throughout thehistory of the Church has always been truer and has led the Churchin a safer path than have the public decrees of those whoclaim to be authoritative leaders of theologicalthought," this book is respect-fully dedicated byTHE AUTHOR vii
 
CONTENTS
CHAPTER I.An Ecclesiastical World-Power . . . . . . . . . . 1Against the Most High -- Christ's Letters to His Church -- Consequenceof the Apostasy.CHAPTER II.The Visigoths in the Middle Ages . . . . . . . . . 8Theodoric, the Visigoth -- The Visigothic Empire.CHAPTER III.The Suevi in the Middle Ages . . . . . . . . . . . 13Portuguese Discoveries -- Discovery of the Indies and China.CHAPTER IV.The Franks in the Middle Ages . . . . . . . . . . 19Subjection of the Burgundians -- Clovis Sole King of the Franks -- TheMayors of the Palace -- Empire of Charlemagne -- The Invasions of the Northmen -- The Formation of Normandy -- Establishment of the CapetianDynasty -- The Feudal System.CHAPTER V.The Alemanni in the Middle Ages . . . . . . . . . . 37Establishment of the German Kingdom -- Establishment of the "HolyRoman Empire" -- Origin of the Reigning House of England -- Splendor of Frederick II -- The Great Interregnum: Anarchy -- End of the "HolyRoman Empire."CHAPTER VI.The Burgundians in the Middle Ages . . . . . . . . . 51The Marathon of Switzerland -- Switzerland Free.CHAPTER VII.The Angles and Saxons in the Middle Ages . . . . . . . . 57Britain Becomes England -- Kings, Aldermen, Earls, Churls, Thralls -- Northumbrian Supremacy -- The Danish Invasions -- Danish Domination
 
viii-- Imperial England -- Danish Kings of England -- Reign of KingCanute -- William the Conqueror -- The Making of Doomsday Book --English Conquest of Normandy -- English Empire, House of Plantagenet-- Captivity of Coeur de Lion -- John Gives England to the Papacy --The Great Charter -- John Desolates the Kingdom -- "The Rule of Lawand Not of Will" -- The Hundred Years' War.CHAPTER VIII.Pagan Philosophy the Strength of the Papacy . . . . . . . 95The New Platonic Philosophy -- The First Orders of Monks -- The MonkishFanatacism -- Introduced into Rome -- The Stylites -- "A Man of Sense Ought Hardly to Say It" -- Plato's Fallacious Reasoning -- LifeOnly in Christ -- Jesus and the Resurrection -- Let this Mind Be in You-- Ministers of the Inquisition.CHAPTER IX.Theological Controversy -- Council of Ephesus . . . . . 118Alexandria and Constantinople -- Chrysostom Deposed -- Both Appeal tothe Pope -- Cyril of Alexandria -- Nestorius of Constantinople -- Appealsto Rome -- General Council Called -- Preliminaries to the Council --Condemnation of Nestorius -- Cyril Bribes the Court and Wins -- TheDeification of Mary.CHAPTER X.Theological Controversy -- Second Council of Ephesus . . . . 140The Eutychian Controversy -- Eusebius in a Dilemma -- Forecast of theInquisition -- Appeals to Rome -- Instructions to the Council -- TheMurder of Flavianus -- Regularity of the Council.CHAPTER XI.Theological Controversy -- Council of Chalcedon . . . . . 155Growth of the Papal Spirit -- Rome's Boundless Ambition -- Another Council Decreed -- "A Frightful Storm" -- Condemnation of Dioscorus-- Leo's Letter the Test -- Leo's Letter Approved -- The Egyptian Bishops-- Leo's Letter Completes the Creed -- The Creed of Leo and Chalcedon-- The Council's Letter to Leo -- Imperial Edicts Enforce the Creed-- The Pope the Fountain of the Faith -- Results of Theological Controversy.CHAPTER XII.The Papal Temporal Power Established . . . . . . . . 184The Popes as Mediators -- The Lands of the Church -- The Herulian

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